David&Goliath, Kia Reveal Extended Version of Super Bowl Spot, ‘The Truth’

By Erik Oster 

Yesterday, we brought you news of David&Goliath’s teaser for their big game spot, “The Truth,” promoting the all-new 2015 K900, Kia’s first-ever luxury car. Today, David&Goliath and Kia revealed the extended, 90 second version of their Super Bowl ad, designed to “dispel the notion that tradition and history are what makes a luxury sedan,” according to Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing & communications, KMA.

“The Truth” features Laurence Fishburne reprising his role as Morpheus from The Matrix. Morpheus offers a couple waiting for the valet outside a restaurant a choice: “Take the blue key, you go back to the luxury you know. Take the red key, and you’ll never look at luxury the same again.” (Spoiler alert: They take the red key.)  Fishburne repeats the word “luxury” ad nauseum during the spot’s first 30 seconds or so, really hammering home that Kia is now offering a luxury vehicle. The spot manages to contain a lot of the Matrix references you’d expect, like a bending spoon and an explosion filled action sequence. But at the same time, “The Truth,” via Fishburne, manages at least one big surprise.


The 60 second version of “The Truth” will debut during the third quarter of the Super Bowl this Sunday, Feb. 2, launching the Kia’s campaign for the 2015 K900 in earnest, and marking Kia’s fifth consecutive year advertising in the big game. You can expect more Matrix-themed advertising from David&Goliath and Kia. Before and after the Super Bowl, David&Goliath’s integrated campaign “will incorporate TV, cinema, digital, print, experiential, social media and CRM components, all drawing heavily on imagery and ideas from the films.” Credits after the jump.



Chief Creative Officer: David Angelo

Executive Creative Director: Colin Jeffery

ACD/Art Director: Kristian Grove Moller

Art Director: Mike Wilson

Copywriter: Courtney Pulver

Head of Production: Carol Lombard

Executive Producer: Paul Albanese

Sr. Producer: Jennifer Giannettoni

Managing Partner, Client Services: Brian Dunbar

Group Account Director: Brook Dore

Account Director: Adam Blankenship

Account Supervisor: Emma Brier

Director of Business Affairs: Rodney Pizarro

Head of Strategic Planning: Seema Miller
Associate Strategic Planning Director: Steven Garcia
Production Company: MJZ

Directors: Carl Erik Rinsch/Colin Jeffery

President: David Zander

Executive Producer: Kate Leahy

Head of Production: Janet Nowosad

Producer: Line Postmyr
Director of Photography: Christopher Soos

Production Designer: Jan Roelfs

Wardrobe Stylist: Kym Barrett

Editorial: Union Editorial

Editor: Jono Griffith

Executive Producer: Michael Raimondi
Senior Producer: Joe Ross

Assistant Editor: Jedidiah Stuber

Post Production: Digital Domain

Visual FX Supervisor: Eric Barba

President, Commercials: Rich Flier

Executive Producer/Head of Production: Scott Gemmell

Senior Commercials Producer: Tiffani Manabat

VFX Producer: Rachel Mariscal

Music & Sound Design: HUM

Executive Producer: Debbi Landon

Creative Director: Scott Glenn

Sound Designer: Dan Hart

Audio Mix: Margarita Mix

Mixer: Nathan Dubin